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1. Posted by Kristo (Full Member 58 posts) 11y

Anyone been to Cuba recently?
What is the average daily cost for travelling there...
Is it possible to travel on a backpackers budget? I noticed there aren't many hostels...Is it best to rent apartments or hotels..
Any advice would be great!
Thanks Kristy

2. Posted by stephy (Full Member 51 posts) 11y

i was last summer, august. A casa particular cost 20 dollars i fu negotiate- for 2. For more people its illegal but possible ;)
also ilegal houses are cheaper...
i had 2 weeks pizza nad aguacate and mango and bread....was okay...and so cheap, but everything more willcost more than in europe...tnua in a can: 2 dollars....
also travelling is expensive, 20 dollar bus rides..
i would have enjoyed more if i had more moeny, if i didnt hve to negotiate and quarrel for everything.
dont froget, it is a dollar for a peso ( 26 times less) ...

all the best

3. Posted by DirkvdM (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y

I've done a lot of budget travelling and Cuba was one of my more expensive destinations. Not like visiting a third world country, but more like a West European country. The major cost is accommodation, the cheapest legal (!) form of which is at a Casa Particular. But in exchange you get to actually live with a family, which was a first for me and highly recommendable (and always with private toilet and shower). These cost up to 30 $ in Havana in the high season and down to 15 $ outside Havana in the low season (you might negotiate 10 $ for a longer stay). The most expensive place I stayed at was a State Hotel, at 32 $, but that was the most luxurious place I've ever stayed in my life.
There are no hostels nor campings in the western sense and any cheap facilities that do exist are Cubans only (yes, a class distinction in a socialist country...except this time it's at the expense of the 'rich', not the poor).